Michigan AD: Speculation fueling curiosity - it doesn't change my approach
- Published: Tuesday, 30 November 2010 09:21
- by Administrator
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon will wait until after the Wolverines’ bowl game to make a decision on head coach Rich Rodriguez.
We were glad to see Brandon confess that, “all this speculation fueling curiosity – it doesn’t change how I’m doing my job.” That's good leadership!
On Monday, Brandon said, "I have so consistently stated what my process is, how I do this, and what is in the best interest of the program. All of this desire for information sooner, all this speculation fueling curiosity — it doesn't change how I'm doing my job.”
"Back when we were 5-0, I said (this would be the evaluation process). Along the way I've said it. After exciting wins I've said it. This is how I'm going to do my job. I have not equivocated on that at all. Just because people out there are stirring the pot, that's not going to deter what I'm going to do."
What about recruiting?
"Recruiting is a 12-month-a-year process. There will always be recruiting going on in one fashion or the other. It's a dynamic process. There's no good time, bad time, better time as it relates to how you manage the situation."
"The team has the opportunity to practice 15 days and prepare for a bowl game, which they've earned the right to. They've got a game to play. They need to get ready and go play. That's what I want them to do. I understand there's an enormous distraction, and a lot of people are enjoying stirring the pot. (But) they need to prepare for the game."
For the record, we hope Rich Rod keeps his job. For that matter, we hope all coaches keep their jobs.